Participant Funding Program

The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) administers a Participant Funding Program (PFP) to facilitate the participation of the public – and, in particular, the Indigenous peoples of Canada and Indigenous organizations – in public hearings under section 52 or subsection 241(3) of the Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) Act and any steps leading to those hearings. Please note that PFP is not available for detailed route hearings.

Frequently asked questions

Current Funding Opportunities

Current Funding Opportunities
Project Funding Envelope Deadline to apply

Inuvialuit Petroleum Corporation – Inuvialuit Energy Securities Project
Announced on 2021-08-10

Indigenous peoples and organizations potentially affected in the project area can apply for a grant to participate:

  • $20,00 for Intervenors
  • $5,000 for Commenters

Send your request by 20 September 2021 by email at or call 1-800-899-1265 (toll-free).

Imperial Oil Resources N.W.T. Ltd. – Norman Wells Waste Management Facility Participant funding will be announced at a later date once process details are finalized.
NorthRiver Midstream – NEBC Connector Project Participant funding will be available to facilitate early engagement with Indigenous communities and the participation of Intervenors.
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. – West Path Delivery 2023
Announced on 2020-09-01
Participant funding is available to facilitate the participation in this public hearing. The application deadline has passed. For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 166 KB] to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.

Recently Closed Funding Opportunities

Recently Closed Funding Opportunities
Funding Opportunity Deadline to claim

Trans Mountain Expansion Project – West Route variance application
Hearing record closed on 2021-06-14

For recipients that have signed a contribution agreement, you must submit a claim form [PDF 166 KB] by 30 September 2021 to receive payment for your eligible costs incurred.

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